Off-campus mental health providers
Finding a community therapist
When students are referred to the local community for psychotherapy, they often have questions about how to find a therapist, navigating health insurance, and making the first appointment. Below are a few guidelines to help you.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have completed a residency in psychiatry. Nurse practitioners or nurse sSpecialists have a master’s in nursing. Both can provide medication management but rarely provide psychotherapy.
Licensed psychologists (PhD, HSPP), licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), licensed mental health counselors (LMHC) and licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) provide psychotherapy but not medication management. They are trained to work with individuals, couples, and families, and sometimes groups. Psychologists also administer testing for psychological and learning disability assessment.
Call the providers with whom you might like to work and do a brief phone interview to see if the provider is a good fit for your needs, and to check if they accept your insurance or have a sliding scale fee.
- National Suicide Hotline
- Child-Help USA
(for survivors of abuse)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
List of local providers
Be sure to confirm insurance acceptance with the provider’s office before receiving care.
Outpatient Psychiatric Services
1100 Reid Parkway
|Pattie Young, PMHCNS-BC|
245 S. 4th Street
|Angelo Giannitelli, DMin., LMFT, LCSW|
216 S. 4th St.
|Beth Hillenmeyer, LCSW, ACSW|
238 South 5th St.
|Centerstone – Community Mental Health Center|
831 Dillon Drive
888.983.8000 Toll-free (24/7)
Initial appointments: 800.344.8802
|James L. Girdley, LMHC|
Professional Christian counseling, internet counseling
325 National Road West
|Jennifer Branstetter, LCSW, LISW-S|
Telehealth counseling in Indiana and Ohio
11438 Lebanon Rd, Unit H
Sharonville, OH 45241
|Jessica Cate, Ph.D., LCAC|
Licensed clinical addiction counselor
Providing online drug and alcohol addiction counseling
|Leslie Jacobs, LCSW|
Psychologists, therapists, nurse practitioner for med monitoring
43 S. 10th Street
|Meridian Health Services – Community Mental Health Center|
630 E. Main Street
|Meridian Addiction and Recovery Center|
416 Grove Road
|Mary Schwendener-Holt, PhD, HSPP, Addictions Certification (former Earlham professor)|
Interconnection Counseling Services
103 N. 15th Street
|Neighborhood Health Center|
101 S. 10th Street
Offers services for behavioral & mental health, primary care, care coordination, dental service, and transportation.
|Kathleen L. Niegocki, Ph.D.|
Telehealth options295 Central Park West, Suite 5
New York, NY 10024
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